Sunday 6 March 2022

Sunday 6th March

Plenty of bird song reported today particularly Skylark, Song Thrush and Reed Bunting and evidence of early breeding success was noted with a family party of Crossbills at May Beck Plantation. A Great Northern Diver remained in the harbour along with 17 Purple Sandpipers. Two Red Breasted Mergansers and 5 Common Scoter went north at Long Nab and three Eiders went south. 23 Curlew were also present there with a further 22 around Folkton Sewage works. Six little Egrets also noted there may well have included five seen near there early in the day.A drake Eider and Little Owl were noted at Cloughton Wyke and 30 Golden Plover flew south east over Crossgates.11 Goldeneye and a Shelduck were the highlights at Wykeham South Lake (Water Park) and 16 plus Meadow pipits were noted in the fields near Johnson's Marsh.A Chiffchaff was seen briefly in a garden at The Dene, Peasholm, before leaving to the north.
Photo by Christopher Swales.

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